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Wassup Youth Hostel
Wassup Youth Hostel
Wassup Youth Hostel
Wassup Youth Hostel
Wassup Youth Hostel
Wassup Youth Hostel
Wassup Youth Hostel

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7.7

Very good

2,631 reviews

2,631 reviews

Housekeeping102
Shops9
Car Park8
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Penang Road

110 m

Forestry Department

110 m

Pacific supermarket

160 m

Komtar

180 m

Manuel Ukulele

180 m

Popular landmarks
Armenian Street

750 m

Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

830 m

Khoo Kongsi

890 m

Chew's Jetty

1.3 km

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

1.3 km

Closest landmarks
24-MI Fitness Club

90 m

Watsons

140 m

Penang Tourist Guide Association

190 m

CimB Bank @ Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong

240 m

Tech Dome Penang

260 m

2021

Wassup Youth Hostel

No. 495E, Jalan Penang, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This 3-star property features outdoor pool to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Penang

240 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

710 meters to Armenian Street

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Game room

Kitchen

Bar

Laundry service

This property is in high demand!

16 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.9
Distance to city center33.8 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.7 km

Rooms available at Wassup Youth Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.1

Triple Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed and 1 single bed
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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Economy Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Wassup Youth Hostel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Wassup Youth Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Wassup Youth Hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Wassup Youth Hostel?

Wassup Youth Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Wassup Youth Hostel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Wassup Youth Hostel is Komtar Bus Terminal, 250 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Wassup Youth Hostel?

Wassup Youth Hostel’s neighborhood is Georgetown which includes popular restaurants such as Hameediyah Restaurant, Padang Brown Food Court and Nasi Kandar Line Clear.

What popular shopping places are close to Wassup Youth Hostel?

Wassup Youth Hostel is located in Georgetown area which features shopping places such as Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Manuel Ukulele.

What are popular attractions near Wassup Youth Hostel?

Wassup Youth Hostel’s location in the Georgetown neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Wassup Youth Hostel?

Wassup Youth Hostel’s nearby natural sights include Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia located in the same Georgetown area.

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What people love about Wassup Youth Hostel

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Location

    "Good Locations"

    Anan

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    November 22, 2022

  • 7.6

    Very good

    "Room is fine with the balcony."

    Beenylvey

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    November 16, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Perfect place to stay for low budget traveller, easy to find public transport, very near to a few attraction place and viral food in PENANG."

    Nurul

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    November 12, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,550 Penang properties
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Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
8.1/10
Room size
25 sqm.
Location score
8.4/10
Better than
98
%
of Penang properties
Better than
96
%
of Penang properties
Bigger than
90
%
of Penang properties
Better than
88
%
of Penang properties
Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
2,631 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Facilities
7.4
Location
8.4
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What travelers say they love:
Good facilities and it’s a nice hotel.
siva from Malaysia
Couple
More about Wassup Youth Hostel

More about Wassup Youth Hostel

Wassup Youth Hostel

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Penang, Wassup Youth Hostel is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Penang has to offer. Are you seeking the true Penang? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Wassup Youth Hostel, located merely 1.2 km from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
All offerings provided by Wassup Youth Hostel help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Penang is made even more convenient with the taxi and car hire services available at the hostel. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel.
For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at Wassup Youth Hostel. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hostel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hostel's vending machines. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at Wassup Youth Hostel. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hostel's pool. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

An array of attractions are a must-see while visiting Penang. A full day's itinerary in Wassup Youth Hostel often starts with a stop at Chew's Jetty located 1.2 km away. Be sure to stop by Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 820 m away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks.


Around the property

An array of attractions are a must-see while visiting Penang. A full day's itinerary in Wassup Youth Hostel often starts with a stop at Chew's Jetty located 1.2 km away. Be sure to stop by Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 820 m away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 97% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 94% of them for food and dining.
According to guests who stayed here, this hostel's room comfort is rated higher than 96% of other accommodations in Penang.

Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.4

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

80 mentions

Swimming Pool

34 mentions

Internet

22 mentions

Car Park

20 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • Karaoke
  • On-site entertainment
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Convenience store
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
No. 495E, Jalan Penang, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10000
Excellent
Location

8.4

Airports

  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    14.7 km 23 min drive
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    87.1 km

Public transportation

  • Komtar Bus Terminal
    260 m
  • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
    1.4 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Watsons
    140 m

Shopping

  • Gurney Plaza
    3.3 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    220 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    310 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Armenian Street
    750 m
  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    830 m
  • Khoo Kongsi
    890 m
  • Chew's Jetty
    1.3 km
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    1.3 km
  • Penang Fort Cornwallis
    1.7 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    6.5 km
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach
    11.0 km
  • Entopia
    13.0 km
  • Escape Theme Park
    13.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • 24-MI Fitness Club
    90 m
  • Penang Road
    110 m
  • Forestry Department
    110 m
  • Watsons
    140 m
  • Pacific supermarket
    160 m
  • Komtar
    180 m
  • Manuel Ukulele
    180 m
  • Penang Tourist Guide Association
    190 m
  • Popular Bookshop
    200 m
  • Kidland
    230 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Reception will be closed after 12:00 AM. Guests arriving after 12.00 AM are requested to contact the property directly.
  • Effective 1 June 2014, the City Council of Penang will impose a Local Council Tax of MYR 3 per room per night for 4- and 5-star hotels and MYR 2 per room per night for 0- to 3-star hotels. The property’s star rating will be in accordance to the rating from the Local Council, and should the rating differ from the website, the Local Council rating will apply. This fee is payable directly to the hotel upon check-in and is not included in the room rate and taxes stated herein.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until00:00
  • Check-out from09:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until00:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center33.8 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)21

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 34
  • Year property opened2014
  • Most recent renovation2014

Reviews of Wassup Youth Hostel from real guests

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7.7
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10
Cleanliness7.4
Facilities7.4
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality8.1
Service7.7
Value for money7.9
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9+ Exceptional (400)
8-9 Excellent (256)
7-8 Very Good (336)
6-7 Good (166)
<6 Below Expectation (297)
Time of the year
Mar - May (343)
Jun - Aug (348)
Sep - Nov (361)
Dec - Feb (403)
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10.0
Exceptional
Muneeb from Pakistan
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

It was a wonderful place”

Wassup hostel is seriously one of the best hotels in Penang. The staff was quiet friendly and we also had a great time. The room was clean and although we wanted to use the stuff for washroom they did provided it on time. The best part was that they had a pool and it was neat and clean although there were children swimming in it but still it was clean. The gamming/playing area was also wonderful it was also amazing. I could have easily talked to my family there. The best thing was that they had a bus station behind the hotel and they also had the mall and all the other facilities near as well and we could easily go there and have fun and also do our shopping. The security was also amazing we had left our room keys out of the room in night and nothing happend. One of the best place in Penang is wassup youth Hostel. One must go there if visit to penang

Reviewed September 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Harold from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

Exceptional”

If you're the high-end type of traveller then this place is not for you. But if you're looking for decent beddings, clean toilet (at least during my stay) then this is the place. I don't expect too much for a start because my purpose is to explore what Penang has to offer rather than how's my room gonna be but turns out to be not bad at all. Particularly liked the clean toilet.

Reviewed June 11, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Randy from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Good and Cheap Stay”

The room is clean and quite spacious for one person. Toilet is clean and they provide fridge in room also. I think it is a very good deal for the price. Conveniently located at Penang Road and it's close to malls and easy to walk around Georgetown.

Reviewed June 09, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Kathy from Philippines
Group
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Our group enjoyed our stay”

Booked 2 rooms for our group and we all enjoyed it! * The rooms are clean and well-kept * Hangout area in the ground floor is spacious and also clean * Staff are nice and accommodating * Location is a really near that awesome assam laksa place!

Reviewed August 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nadia from Malaysia
Family with young children
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Very good”

In terms of cleanliness, very very good. The staff is friendly too. Accommodation at this hotel is affordable but there is a mini fridge in every room, iron and board and pool outside, my kids love it. Worth it!

Reviewed July 06, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
endro from Indonesia
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

great location, room are clean and staffs are helpful”

It just 3 minutes walk to Komtar and 10 minutes walk to Heritage area. Coffee and tea are available any time. Place are cozy, having big space room to chit chat with another traveller.

Reviewed April 07, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
endro from Indonesia
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Great location, clean, nice hostel to stay”

It just 3 minutes walk to Komtar and 10 minutes walk to Heritage area. Coffee and tea are available any time. Place are cozy, having big space room to chit chat with another traveller.

Reviewed April 07, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Mason from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Nice location”

Close to malls and eateries. Hotel is spacious, so is our room, clean and spacious with a window. The attached bathroom was clean too. The hotel has a small swimming pool, too small to swim but good for kids.

Reviewed March 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Muhammad from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Perfect as usual”

I’ve staying here more than 3 times, this will be my first choices as the location near to public transport hub(komtar) and have a mini swimming pool, the room also clean and attached with private bathroom.

Reviewed August 06, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Kathy from Philippines
Group
Quadruple Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

highly recommended”

Went here during our first Penang tour and we really liked the place. So the next time we came back with our friends, we recommended to stay here again. We enjoyed hanging out in the ground floor and also, really enjoyed sleeping in their well-kept rooms. Staff are accommodating too :)

Reviewed August 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
nurshazreen from Malaysia
Family with young children
Superior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Great choice to stay !”

Overall are 5 star experience. Juz hav suggestion for a free parking to the traveler as some travel from afar and not familiar with the road.

Reviewed February 10, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Danielle from Netherlands
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in January 2020

Recommend”

My stay at this hostel was perfect. It was clean, quiet, facilities were good. Will stay here again if I come back to Penang!

Reviewed February 06, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Dzulfikri from Malaysia
Business traveler
Single Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Good Reception. Friendly. Room very clean. The ambiance very nice”

Make more smoking area. Every floor should have one

Reviewed August 27, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
endro from Indonesia
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

great location, nice hostel to stay. very recommended”

It just 3 minutes walk to Komtar and 10 minutes walk to Heritage area. Coffee and tea are available any time. Place are cozy, having big space room to chit chat with another traveller.

Reviewed April 07, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Alhamida
Group
Superior Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Great Place To Stay”

Great place to stay. Rooms are modern and clean. Location is perfect to explore George Town. It was very well situated just 5 minutes from Komtar bus terminal where made easy to go around the city with the Rapid bus. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Hostel is strategic center of the town.

Reviewed April 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
KALAIYARASU from Malaysia
Family with young children
Triple Room with Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Facilities”

I really enjoyed my stay. Swimming pool facing Komtar breathtaking view and room with balcony. Suitable for kids too. Receptionist also friendly in guiding us to find street foods nearby hotel.

Reviewed March 09, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
julie from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

Worth the money spend... ”

The place got mini pool, lounge with mini games, good staff services.... Love my stay spend well.. Strategic place to stay.... Will comeback someday...

Reviewed July 02, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
kwong from Malaysia
Group
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

Good hostel”

Value for money. Perfect location. Fantastic staff. Surprising facilities. Good aircon. Ok wifi, bed, etc. Surprising swimming pool, kitchen, etc. Minor cons, no lift and limited tv channels.

Reviewed December 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Lay from United Kingdom
Couple
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Great hostel with hotel standard ”

The location is really good near to main bus terminal komtar only 3mins walk and lots of heritage sites within walking as well Bed is comfy & room is very spacious Price is affordable and I will come back again

Reviewed October 18, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
daniel from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Nice place ”

The place is actually really nice. There is parking space behind(need to pay rm4-6) per entry and you can ring bell to open backdoor (till10pm only), there is arcade, vending machine,snooker (the cloth broke) and also a small pool. There is a mamak around the corner too! I have to say the room is quite small but its good! There is a safe, mini fridge, tv and all the things needed for temporary stay. If i go to penang again i am 100% coming back to this place

Reviewed June 23, 2022

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